ISSB interview tips

ISSB interview tips

ISSB and PMA Long Course interview tips

Initial interview tips:

1. Believe in yourself and believe in Allah.

2. Stay cool, calm and confident.

3. Don’t play with your expressions; keep a gentle

smile on your face.

4. Take permission before entering the room (May

I come in Sir?)

5. Your voice must be strong, clear and audible.

6. If the interviewer shakes hand with you then

it’s ok; otherwise just say “Assalam o Alaikum


8. Don’t sit on the chair unless he/she tells you

to sit.

9. Don’t stare at the roof and walls, keep focus

on the interviewer.

10. Sit with your legs straight, don’t sit with

cross legs.

11. Your back must be straight, be alert and

don’t sit in a relaxed manner.

12. Don’t sit with both hands holding each other.

Keep them apart.

13. You will be asked to introduce yourself,

prepare your introduction well.

14. Introduction is the most important part of any

interview because it’s your first impression on

the interviewer. Avoid unnecessary details, stick

to yourself only. Don’t mention your family

members, it will lengthen the intro and interviewer

will get bored. A to-the-point introduction

consists of 3 parts:

i) Personal Info: Your full name, father’s name

and your city along with district.

ii) Educational Info: Includes info about your

degrees. Order must be latest degree first

then move to the next recent one (Masters >>

Bachelors >>F.Sc>> Matric). Include the

year of completion, your institution name,

obtained marks, total marks and


iii) What are you doing nowadays? Includes

information about the ongoing degree/job (if

any) and the course which you have applied for.

15. Answer in the same language in which the

question is asked.

16. If you are not sure about any answer, say

“Sorry Sir!”, avoid guessing.

17. Always give the close-most answer to every

mathematics related question. Don’t skip it.

18. Look into the eyes of the interviewer while

answering to show your confidence.

19. Don’t shake your head or move your hands

while explaining.

20. Do not laugh if he


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